Photos are a beautiful way to capture special moments, to freeze time and create memories to cherish forever. And all the more during the fast fleeting years of childhood...
To add a nice finishing touch to your Instagram feed, to give a poetic feel to the captions of the darling pictures of your babies and children, to express your feelings and emotions accurately, to inspire others and be inspired quotes are a great favorite. 
We have gathered below a list of quotes by theme : kindness, happiness, joy, elegance, heart, beauty, sunshine, nature, flowers, family, life, magic, dream, childhood, imagination and much more...
May these sweet words add a magical touch to your Instagram pictures and inspire your followers.
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Quotes on kindness

"Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, you always make me happy, you are an angel from above."

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

"Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth."

"Kind words can be short and easy to say but their echoes are truly endless."

"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."

"Be the living expression of kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile!"

"Kindness is igniting a light in someone else for no reason other than to watch them enjoy the glow."

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Quotes on happiness & joy

"Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower!"

"In the garden of your days cultivate festivity, play and celebrations."

"Joy is that special element that gives texture and flavor to our daily life. It opens our hearts and mind to the beauties of the world!"

"Fall in love with this world . . . Climb its mountains, roam its forests, sail its waters, cross its deserts, feel the warmth of its sunshine, smell its flowers, dance with its winds : you will always find beauty and joy wherever you are going!"

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of happiness! Little things seem like nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air."

"Vivid living is your destiny! You are a being of color and light. Unleash your bliss."

"Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a heart full of love."

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."

"Let your joy spring forth from within."

"Remember that the greatest happiness comes in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, may be beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, will alight upon you."

"Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the smile of a child, the beauty of nature. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events."

"Happiness is not in another place but in this place, not in another hour but in this hour, make the most of every second!"

"The secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing imaginary letters along the way. Take time to dream and admire the world’s beauties."

"To be truly happy you only need three things : someone to love, something to do, something to hope for."

"A beautiful heart can bring joy into your life that all the diamonds in the world couldn't obtain."

"Nurture your soul with positive thoughts and internal happiness will blossom before your eyes."

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day we have a new and different sun!"

"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you."

"Joy is a net of love bringing souls together!"

"Happiness blooms where seeds of love and joy are planted!"

"Happiness comes from the inside and once you believe you have it, it's your gift to share with the world."

"May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for the moment of bliss and happiness which you give to others!"

"Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you."

"Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy!"

"Just think happy thoughts and you’ll fly."

"Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature."

"Extraordinary wonder and joy are woven through ordinary life. Hunt for them relentlessly."

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Quotes on the heart

"When I listen to my heart it whispers your name!"

"You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever."

"We were given hands to serve and a heart to love"

"Keep your feet on the ground but let your heart soar as high as it will" 

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart." 

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it so vicinity freshen into smiles!"

"Pursue what catches your heart!"

"The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness."

"Let the rays of your heart shine to all who pass by!"

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back! Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet!"

"Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles."

"In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love."

"When you realise EARTH and HEART are spelled using the same letters, it all starts to make sense."

"You are the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground. I'll be the one to give you wings to keep your heart in the clouds!"

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart."

"A good heart is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes."

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Quotes on love

"Giving love is the highest pleasure, receiving it is the greatest treasure."

"Love is like the wind, you cannot see it but you feel it!"

"More beautiful than all the stars that shine is the heart of a loving friend!"

"I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still... I can feel a sunshine stealing into my soul and making it all summer, and every thorn, a rose."

“Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.”

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

"Love is sweet, dreamy, tender, an eternity of gorgeous moments."

"Hold my hand and never let it go! For my love for you will be forever!"

"You have bewitched me body and soul and I love... I love... I love you!"

"What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion, all countries, all religions, all cultures lean towards love!"

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." 

"Hold my hand tightly and hold it with confidence for this love will last forever!"

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

"Love : A hug at the right moment and a kind shoulder to lean on, the sprinkle of magic that keeps us walking towards hope."

"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done." 

"Through love we feel the intensity of our connection to everything and everyone. And at the core, we are all the same, we are all one!"

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope!"

"Love is just like a painting. It starts with a dream and a blank canvas."

"To love : Draw the lines with hope. Erase the errors with tolerance. Dip the brush with lots of patience. It will require technique, patience but over time, it will create a breath taking work of art for all to see."

"Emotions and feelings change, sometimes daily. But true unconditional love is everlasting."

"The biggest embrace of love you’ll ever make is to embrace yourself completely. Then you’ll realize you’ve just embraced the whole universe, and everything and everybody in it."

"When we choose to trust the journey and embrace love and joy, we are free to fly."

"I love you begins with i and ends with you!"

"The door you open to giving love is the very one through which love arrives."

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Quotes on gratitude

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude!”

"A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles!"

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom!" 

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

"Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness! It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your heart!"

"With full appreciation, count your blessings no matter how small they might seem. Gratitude and unconditional self-love are the best gifts that you could ever give to your inner-self."

"We have all been rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us!"

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder!"

"The simplest way to rejoice is to count your blessings and be grateful for them. You will automatically feel joy in your heart. The thankful heart will find happiness in every flower, in every hour, in every encounter!"

"Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart."

"A thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings."

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Quotes on beauty

"Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors."

"The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness."

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the sunshine, the small child, and the smiling faces. Watch the sea, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and pursue your dreams"

"Madame, beauty is always queen, and the whole world her empire."~Joseph II, to Jeanne Bécu, Countess du Barry, at Versailles

“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart."

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." 

"Those who are able to spot beauty in all things will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself!"

"I’m going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life."

"Beauty is not only a pretty face but most of all a light in the heart!"

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone!"

"Like all magnificent things, it's very simple."

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty is reflected in the soul!"

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Quotes on elegance

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance!"

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."

Sunshine quotes

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine!" 

"She is like sunshine,unconcerned that today it is supposed to rain, she will shine through anyway!"

"Keep your eyes turned towards the sunshine and you will never see a shadow!"

"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing."

"O Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."

"Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine."

"In my life, you are the sun that never fades and the moon that never wanes."

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Nature quotes

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy."

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature, it will never fail you!"

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."

"Go into the wilderness. There you will find your own revelations."

"If we learn to love the earth, we will find labyrinths, gardens, fountains and precious jewels! A whole new world will open itself to us. We will discover what it means to be truly alive!"

"The eyes are by nature open to the glories of nature, the beauty of the mountains and the mystery of life."

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kind!"

"To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles!"

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

"Find the most delicate qualities within; then treat these qualities as tiny little seeds that you would plant in your heart, with you being the gardener."

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery, air, sunshine,trees...and thought...this is what it is to be happy!”

"Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair!"

"Go out, go out I beg of you and taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child."

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice."

"Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished!"

"Mother Nature speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer."

"Nature speaks its own language, which we can only understand when we immerse ourselves in the charm of country life. Rural sights, sounds, and landscapes trigger in us a feeling exhilaration that restores our souls to the peace of childhood."

"The Earth has music for those who listen. Let the voice of the sea speak to your soul!"

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."

"In nature only can the soul truly unfold and take wings in beholding “the only spectacle of which our eyes and heart never tire."

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice."

"Every particular in nature, a flower, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole."

"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from."

"With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. ​We become​​ fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry."

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."

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Flower quotes

"The rose that grows in grace will blossom into beauty."

"If the sight of a flower in bloom fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."

"Imagine a brilliant rose of pure love in your heart. Next, see a twinkling flower within the hearts of all you meet."

"Daffodils dance in a yellow romance! In their lemon gold hues, they sing to the music of Spring!"

"I will send down a shower of roses, I will spend my time doing good on earth!"

"Dear child, you are the diamond in me, the jewel of my real wealth! From your soft earth grow thousands of rose gardens whose perfumes fill my heart."

"And I will make thee beds of Roses and a thousand fragrant posies, a cap of flowers, and a kirtle embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle..."

"Flowers enshrine my heart between their petals; that's why my heartbeats love them so much."

"Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth's lips spoken without sound." 

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them" 

"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower"

"Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world."

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." 

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound...”

"Let your joy burst forth like the flowers in the spring!"

"Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace."

"When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one."

"If I planted a tulip each time you brought a smile to my face, I would forever walk in a flower garden!"


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Garden quotes

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece!"

"As she planted flowers in her garden, she thought to herself... what a wonderful world!”

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature!"

"To the one who knows how to look and feel, every moment of this free wandering life is an enchanted garden!"

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Quotes on dreams

"Follow your dreams, they know the way..."

"Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one's time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plan the seeds of our future."

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

"Let your dreams blossom!"

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."

"Dreams come true! Without that possibility nature would not incite us to have them!"

"Pursue your dreams, follow your heart and the mind will create..."

"Believe in your dreams. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars." 

"Let your dreams set sail!"

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected!"

"A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul and strengthens the imagination!"

"Give me songs to sing and emerald dreams to dream and I'll give you love unfolding."

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek, can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."

“Come with me, where dreams are born and time is never planned.” Peter Pan

"Memories take us back and dreams make us move forward. Wisdom is realizing that every single event, person, place and idea is part of the perfected experience needed to create your life!"

"Make a wish, take a chance, make a change!"

"We are all of us wanderers chasing moonbeams...Our hearts full of wonder...Our souls filled with dreams..."

"First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare." 

"Dreams go up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened."

"Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it."

"Dare to take chances, follow your dreams, risk it all, fall in love, believe in yourself, ask questions, start over, speak the truth, find happiness, live for today."

"Dreams are like stars. You may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny."

"Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe!"

"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… ​T​his is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds​. Y​ou will know, too, when you​ dream big enough to lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."

"There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed."

"Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

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Quotes on childhood


"The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world."

"Just like flowers, children enshrine our hearts between their petals; that's why we love them so much."

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. Little girls definitely belong to the latter..."

"The hours spent with children can be looked upon as a perfumed garden and a fountain singing to it. They alone make us feel truly alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen children and they are enough."

"If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end."

"The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child."

"Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.”

"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees."

"A child’s room is where love resides, memories are created and laughter never ends."

"Children have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go!"

"Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can excel academically. Childhood is a small window of time to play, build friendships, and have fun while learning along the way."

"Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons."

"Children have a very special way of bringing joy to each and every day."

 "The jewel of the sky is the sun and the jewel of a home is the child!"

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things" 

"Every child is an artist. The beginning of creation is imagination! "

"Just like the sound of music, a child's love increases the joy and opens the heart!"

"Children are the bridge to heaven!"

"Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play."

"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

"Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with a child’s eyes : it is beautiful."

"When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind."

"Happy children are always the prettiest."

"Children are precious gifts from above, they are the keys to paradise."

"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child..."

"Little girls are the exclamation point of the happiest sentence a mother could ever write!"

"Just like fairy dust gleams on butterfly wings, little girls’ dreams are made of magical things"

"Little girls dance their way into our hearts, scattering sparkles and kisses along our paths."

"Little boys are just superheroes in disguise."

"No joy brings greater pleasure than a little boy to love and treasure"

"Childhood is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, magic and make-believe are reborn. Fairy tales come true. If you wish upon a star, anything can come true."

"To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter!"

"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness!"

"Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles, your smile and giggle are a hymn to the beauty of childhood! You are a magnificent gift to the world!"

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."

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Quotes on magic

"The world is full of magic, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." 

"Shared ethusiasm makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait.”

"Each and every day holds magic! ”

"Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated … Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible. Always be on the lookout for wonder!"

"If we could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything."

"Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale!"

"Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows, rivers and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live."

"Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action."

"Believe in the fairies who make dreams come true. Believe in the wonder of the stars and the moon."

"Believe in the magic, from fairies above. They dance on the flowers, and sing songs of love.And if you just believe, and always stay true, the fairies will be there, to watch over you!”

"Fairy magic is present in every ray of sunlight and each joyful moment. Embrace the living essence of nature."

"Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle."

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Quotes on light and stars

"A million candles can be lit by a single one. Be the one to bring the light!"

"Find what sparks a light within you so that you can illuminate the world!"

"There may be a brighter star. But through my eyes, the light of you is all I see!" 

"We are, all of us stars and deserve to twinkle”

"Shine your light on love and truth and your soul will glow!”

"Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet..." 

"I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”

"Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself.”

"There are two ways to spread light: to be a candle or to be the mirror that reflects it!”

"We are all stars wrapped in skin. The light you are seeking has always been within!" 

"The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be!"

"Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace; it will soothe you. Listen to the inner love; it will transform you."

"The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever."

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Quotes on curiosity and imagination

"Curiosity is the spark behind every great idea!"

"In a child's eyes there are not seven wonders of the world but seven million!"

 Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."

"Creativity grows out of two things: curiosity and imagination!"

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited to the world whereas imagination gives birth to new words"

"Mere curiosity adds wings to every step."

"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere!"

"Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible."

"Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere! Allow yourself time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly!"

"Our imagination is the workshop of the mind. This is the place where dreams are born, ideas are nourished, and plans are made!"

"If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything."

"Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."

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Quotes on smile and laughter

"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."

"Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it will smile back!"

"Let your soul smile through your heart and your heart smile through your eyes, to scatter joy all around"

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

"No need to search high and low. A smile is happiness found right under your nose!”

"A beautiful smile is the prettiest ornament that you can find. Happiness is the prettiest color for your imaginative mind!”

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!”

"Life is like a camera. Smile at it! Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot."

"A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around."

"If laughter is the daylight of the soul, a smile is its twilight.”

"A good laugh is sunshine in the house!"

"Smile, trust, hope, love, wish, believe! Most of all enjoy every moment of the journey and appreciate where you are right now at this moment!"

"You put a smile on my face, a sparkle in my eyes and love in my heart!"

"Celebration can have several outfits but always wears the same smile!"

"A kind smile is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace."

"A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold."

"Laughter with those that understand us is music for the soul. A hug at the right moment and a kind shoulder to lean on, Is the sprinkle of magic that keeps us walking towards hope."

"She is like a dancing flower; her smiles are spreading love for the whole world."

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Princess quotes

"I am a princess. Whether in silk dresses or rags, in a palace or in an attic, all Iittle girls are princesses!"

"Every woman is a queen and every girl is a princess in the making."

"Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess."

"You are a princess, destined to be a queen! Your own wondrous story has begun and your ‘once upon a time’ is now!"

"Always know that in every girl, there is a princess with a heart yearning for love, a tender soul asking for kindness!"

"They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate." 

"My bow is my crown, my smile is my magic, I am a princess!"

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Christmas quotes

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”

"May the bright and festive glow of the New Year shine upon you and your family all year throughout!"

"Love is the magic found at Christmas! May you share this treasure with all those around you today and throughout the whole season!” 

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

"The blessing of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love, comfort of faith! May these be your gifts this Christmas."

"Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold."

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas!"

"Christmas now surrounds us. Happiness is everywhere, in our homes, on our faces and most of all in our hearts! May we all enjoy its magic with the eyes of a child!"

"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others."

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day my child. Loving, sharing, giving don't start with the bells, lights and tinsel decorating the tree! Doing good creates magic all year round!"

"Christmas is coming! For the moment you can't hear it but can you feel it? Its magic never ends and its greatest gifts are families and friends!"

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Quotes about seasons

"Winter is more than a season, it is a celebration."

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart." 

"Just remember, during the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, that there’s a seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose!" 

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."

"Green was the silence, wet was the light,the month of June fluttered like a butterfly."

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!"

"Spring flowers are the dreams of winter, told in the morning at the table of angels!"

"It is Spring again. The earth is like a child who knows its poem off by heart... and through the dancing poppies, a ray of sunshine is softly lulling to my heart..."

"Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness inspires the blushing flowers"

"Summer tans may fade but holiday memories stay forever!"

"The dance of palm trees, the ocean calling, the rays of sunshine : summer is here."

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower!"

Easter quotes

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."

"Easter is a time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and joy! "

Birthday quotes

"A Birthday is a new beginning. It is the first day of another lovely year, a year of new tomorrows that is shining, bright and clear!"

"A year of possibilities as endless as the sky, and a chance to meet the challenges in everything you try."

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Reading & book quotes

" A book is a dream that you hold in your hand!"

"Reading is a way to expand the mind, to open the eyes, and to fill up one's heart."

" Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything!”

"One gift the fairies gave me:  the love of books, the golden key that opens the Enchanted Door…”

"One glance at a book can make you travel through time and space to live the most fascinating adventures."

"Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be!"

"Books are the plane and the road. They are the destination and not the journey. They are home!"

"There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all. These flat, rigid rectangles of paper unfold, word after word, the most amazing worlds. Some will sing to you, others comfort you, quiet or excite you. Each one will teach you something new!"

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Quotes on Paris

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."– Ernest Hemingway

"Paris is always a good idea!" 

"Breath Paris in, it nourishes the soul!" 

"There are only two places in the world where we can live happy : at home and in Paris."

"Paris is always a good idea"

"That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me." 

"Add three letters to Paris and you have paradise!"

"To err is human. To loaf is Parisian."

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life."

"Paris is not a city; it’s a world."

"To know Paris is to know a great deal."

"He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more sublime."

"Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes."

"Paris… is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich detail."

"The whole of Paris is a vast university of art, literature and music… it is worth anyone’s while to dally here for years."

"Paris isn’t for changing planes… It’s… It’s for changing your outlook. For throwing open the windows and letting in… letting in la vie en rose."

"The pearl-grey city, the opal that is Paris."

"The heart of Paris is a flower. A flower of love so pretty that one keeps in his heart, for her life." -

"It's true, you never forget your first love, and, for me, that will always be Paris"

 "You can create fashion anywhere in the world, but the place you will be crowned is Paris!" 

"More than a mere spot on the map, Paris is a place that exists in the hearts and minds of all who have been touched in some way by its magical allure."


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Dance quotes

"Dance, dance, as long as ye may, nature gets up a great ballet around us; her stage-room is vast, so come, trip it away, for Life's Opera cannot be perfect without us."

"The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”

"Dancing is a poem in which every movement is a word!"`

"Twirl, dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings and make today worth remembering!"

"I’m passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to dance, to twirl, to to hear the sound of waves, the song of birds ― it’s all a miracle."

"Life is like dancing, it is not so much about getting from one place to another but more about enjoying every step!"

"Dance in your heart and the feet will follow!"

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life."

"Dancing is poetry with arms and legs for all to see, it is the expression of the hidden language of the soul!"

"Dancing is an art. The floor is my canvas. And I am the brush. And whatever I create comes from the heart."

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Family quotes

"Sisters are different flowers from the same garden."

"Side by side or miles apart, sisters are always connected by the heart"

"Baby boys have a pocket full of mischief and a saddle, always overflowing with joy and excitement.”

"Family: where life begins and love never ends"

"Family is where love resides, memories are created and laughter never ends!"

"Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing."

"Best friends can read each other's mind but only siblings can reach each other's hearts!"

"You and me, side by side, hand in hand, heart by heart, together now and forever!"

 "It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family."

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New baby, birth quotes

"Words can not express the joy of new life."

"Bless these little ones, looking up with eyes of laughter, holding out their tiny hands! Let us love them, teach them, guide them, fill their lives with joy and mirth…"

"A new baby is the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."

"There is nothing deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees its mother’s smile."

"Baby boys have a pocket full of mischief and a saddle, always overflowing with joy and excitement."

"Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life."

"A happy baby has shining eyes. It enters open-hearted into the world and spreads magic. It's both sunshine and moonbeams brightening up our lives!"

"One only needs to see a baby’s smile in a white crape bonnet in order to enter the palace of dreams."

Wonder quotes

"We carry within us, the wonders we seek around us..."

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder."

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Time quotes

"Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect!"

"A journey of a thousand miles always begins with one tiny first step!”

"Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”

"Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Every second is of infinite value."

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it present!"

" Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most!"

"Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life."

"All the windows of my heart I open to the day!”

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower. Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour...” 

 "Let us greet the future with open arms and trust life to be wonderful whatever it may bring!"

"Life is beautiful, enjoy it one step at a time!"

"Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space!"

"Today's perfectly captured moments are tomorrow's sweetest memories."

"We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile."

"In the middle of it all, pause and look around you. Appreciate what’s beautiful. Take in the love. Nod to what’s good and true. And then move forward one step at a time."

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Life quotes

"Life is a party, dress like it"

"Life is play and every day a brand new performance! May this one be filled with bliss and smiles whatever the circumstances!"

"Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters."

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. "

"Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and black keys are sad moments. But remember both keys are played together to give sweet music."

"Life is made up of a few moments all strung together like pearls. Each moment is a pearl, and it is up to us to pick the ones with the highest luster!"

"Life is so precious. Every day is a gift so enjoy every moment. Cherish your loved ones, hug them tight, share with them your heart and time.

"Every morning when you wake, decide right from the start that "Today will be a good day" and let it all in with an open heart!"

"Life is like a cup of tea, to be filled to the brim with love and enjoyed with family and friends!"

"The appreciation of life does not require wealth or plenty. It requires only gratitude for the beauty of the world."

"Life is your stage! Each and every day offers you the opportunity to create a new play! Make it a happy and beautiful one for the world to see!"

"Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back! What you sow, you reap! What you give, you get! Radiate and share love, it will shine right back!"

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Take time to smell flowers, admire their petals, take joy in their divine scent... See yourself in harmony with the world and enjoy its daily gifts!"

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

"Life is a celebration! Wise are those who find a reason to make every day a special one."

"Walking in nature is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit."

"Remember: life is a rhythm between day and night, summer and winter. It is a continuous rhythm. Never stop anywhere! Be moving! And the bigger the swing, the deeper your experience will be."

"O​n​ ​the​ ​road​ ​of life there​ ​will​ ​be many unexpected​ ​stops,​ ​​detours and turns​ ​along the way. That is what makes​ ​life​ ​such an interesting​ j​​ourney and adventure."

"Our lives are stories in which we write, direct and star in the leading role. Some chapters are happy while others bring lessons to learn, but we always have the power to be the heroes of our own adventures."

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have a successful life."

"It's the ride of life, the journey from here to there living and loving every moment like we have none to spare."

"The birds will sing today, and I dedicate all their tunes for you. The sun will shine, but its entire warm rays are yours. For are you not part of this great nature!"

"Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important."

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 Living one day at a time to its fullest quotes

"Every day is a gift, Receive it with eagerness. Share it with joy!"

"If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be."

"Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of the sky grow even wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience. Just for now, be boundless, free, with awakened energy tingling in your hands and feet. Drink in the possibility of being who and what you really are – so fully alive that the world looks different, newly born and vibrant, just for now."

"Today is your day to dance lightly with life, sing wild songs of adventure, invite rainbows and butterflies out to play, soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy!"

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

"Embrace the present moment fully and with passion, because only through the present moment do we truly live!"

The little things quote

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." 

"It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in!"

"It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in every pursuit of life!"

"It is often the smallest things which bring the greatest joys!"

"Felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day."

"Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

"Don't measure your days by degree of productivity but experience them by degree of presence."

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Inspiration quotes

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different!"

"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Set sail and live passionately!"

"The treasure house is yourself, it contains all you need" 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

"Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good. Behave yourself and never mind the rest." 

"I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination!"

"Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job."

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!"

"The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever."

"One should either be a work of art or wear a work or art!" 

"The doors will always be open for those who dare to knock!"

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